West Nile Virus Fast Facts

West Nile virus (WNV) is primarily transmitted t...

Posted: May 31, 2018 9:57 AM
Updated: May 31, 2018 9:57 AM

West Nile virus (WNV) is primarily transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes.

About 2,000 people have died of West Nile virus in the United States since it was first detected in New York City in 1999.

Facts:
West Nile virus is usually spread through the bite of infected mosquitoes.

It is not spread person-to-person through casual contact.

In rare cases, WNV can be spread through blood transfusions, organ transplants, exposure in a lab setting or from mother to infant.

Symptoms of West Nile infection include: fatigue, fever, headache, body aches, rash and swollen lymph nodes.

80% of infected people do not display any symptoms.

According to the CDC, less than 1% of infected people develop a serious neuroinvasive illness, such as encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) or meningitis (inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord).

There is no vaccine or specific treatment for WNV.

The most effective method of prevention is to avoid mosquito bites, by using insect repellent and by wearing protective clothing when outdoors.

1937 - The first case of West Nile virus is reported in Uganda. It is common throughout Africa, Central Asia and the Middle East.

August 1999 - The first cases of West Nile encephalitis in the Western Hemisphere are reported in the Bronx and Queens boroughs of New York City. It is not known how the virus arrived in the United States.

Statistics: (source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)

2017 (prelim) - 2,002 cases of WNV were reported in 47 states and the District of Columbia, with 121 deaths.
2016 - 2,149 cases of WNV were reported in 45 states and the District of Columbia, with 106 deaths.

2015 - 2,175 cases of WNV were reported in 44 states and the District of Columbia, with 146 deaths.

2014 - 2,205 cases of WNV were reported in 44 states and the District of Columbia, with 97 deaths.

2013 - 2,469 cases of WNV were reported in 47 states and the District of Columbia, with 119 deaths.

2012 - 5,674 cases of WNV were reported in 48 states, Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia, with 286 deaths.

2011 - 712 cases of WNV were reported in 43 states and the District of Columbia, with 43 deaths.

2010 - 1,021 cases of WNV were reported in 40 states and the District of Columbia, with 57 deaths.

2009 - 720 cases of WNV were reported in 37 states and the District of Columbia, with 32 fatalities.

2008 - 1,356 cases of WNV were reported in 45 states and the District of Columbia, with 44 fatalities.

2007 - 3,630 cases of WNV were reported in 43 states, with 124 fatalities.

2006 - 4,269 cases of WNV were reported in 43 states and the District of Columbia, with 177 fatalities.

2005 - 3,000 cases of WNV were reported in 43 states and the District of Columbia, with 119 fatalities.

2004 - 2,539 cases of WNV were reported in 41 states and the District of Columbia, with 100 fatalities.

2003 - 9,862 cases of WNV were reported in 45 states and the District of Columbia, with 264 fatalities.

2002 - 4,156 cases of WNV were reported in 39 states and the District of Columbia, with 284 fatalities.

2001 - 66 cases of WNV were reported in 10 states, with 10 deaths.

2000 - 21 cases of WNV were reported in Connecticut, New Jersey and New York, with two fatalities.

1999 - 62 cases of WNV were reported in New York state, with seven deaths.

Mississippi Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 259117

Reported Deaths: 5668
CountyCasesDeaths
DeSoto17331186
Hinds16373328
Harrison13731199
Rankin10854217
Jackson10557187
Lee8922141
Madison8335166
Jones6483112
Forrest6038120
Lauderdale5965187
Lowndes5425118
Lafayette503193
Lamar490865
Washington4826124
Bolivar4024109
Oktibbeha397681
Panola374680
Pontotoc369855
Monroe3591105
Warren3569100
Union348063
Marshall347769
Neshoba3413152
Pearl River3329103
Leflore3059107
Lincoln299386
Sunflower288271
Hancock282559
Tate274362
Alcorn267454
Itawamba265260
Pike264679
Scott250847
Prentiss248252
Yazoo247356
Tippah244450
Copiah243949
Coahoma242254
Simpson238368
Leake232966
Grenada220671
Covington215072
Marion215073
Adams207870
Wayne203232
Winston202667
George201939
Newton195044
Attala194659
Tishomingo191661
Chickasaw185744
Jasper174438
Holmes169168
Clay161335
Tallahatchie148235
Stone145921
Clarke141762
Calhoun137621
Smith122725
Yalobusha119134
Walthall112836
Noxubee111423
Greene111029
Montgomery110136
Carroll105321
Lawrence103217
Perry102831
Amite98826
Webster93924
Tunica87421
Claiborne86625
Jefferson Davis85827
Benton83323
Humphreys83324
Kemper78420
Quitman6969
Franklin67115
Choctaw61213
Wilkinson58825
Jefferson55419
Sharkey44017
Issaquena1596
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Alabama Coronavirus Cases

Cases: 429655

Reported Deaths: 6283
CountyCasesDeaths
Jefferson63040956
Mobile30794557
Madison27486201
Tuscaloosa20996268
Montgomery19352315
Shelby18833120
Baldwin16653184
Lee12749102
Morgan12389119
Etowah11861176
Calhoun11292201
Marshall10290113
Houston8746156
Limestone813276
Cullman8125106
Elmore7999104
DeKalb776599
Lauderdale768698
St. Clair7651121
Talladega6309108
Walker5954174
Jackson586341
Colbert539873
Blount537683
Autauga525755
Coffee450456
Dale402981
Franklin369948
Russell340711
Chilton338966
Covington332668
Escambia326043
Dallas308896
Chambers293170
Clarke287833
Tallapoosa2641107
Pike255230
Marion248953
Lawrence246649
Winston229535
Bibb218847
Geneva205446
Marengo202829
Pickens197531
Hale179542
Barbour176036
Fayette172928
Butler170858
Cherokee161930
Henry156523
Monroe149818
Randolph142135
Washington139126
Clay127645
Crenshaw121544
Cleburne119023
Lamar119021
Macon118637
Lowndes112036
Wilcox105121
Bullock101128
Perry99019
Conecuh95720
Sumter89626
Greene76623
Coosa61015
Choctaw51624
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